Updating my fafsa
x You have options when applying for federal student aid.You can use a fee-based FAFSA Preparer, similar to using a tax preparer, or you can work directly with the US Department of Education at for no fee.This is just a heads up for people using the number one tax software in America.Problem number 1: “The program won’t let me…” This is the one I hear most often, “The program won’t let me change the number, it won’t let me delete my neighbor’s child.” Turbo Tax is great when you’re in the act of preparing your taxes, but it’s not as easy to go back in and make a change if you’ve done something wrong and need to correct it.You have to install the updates before you file your tax return or it could easily be wrong. Turbo Tax tries to get its product to the shelves by December for customers to buy it. The problem is; there’s always some last minute change to the tax code.Last year, Congress changed the tax rules on December 17th.Problem 3: Not updating the program before you e-file.This isn’t a Turbo Tax problem so much as it is a user error.
You might pay a little more for Turbo Tax to get that service, but it’s there when you need it so don’t be afraid to use it. Turbo Tax has 5 versions of its product, plus its online applications.I have worked for one of their competitors – and I still like Turbo Tax better.So when I title this blog post as “Problems With Turbo Tax”, you’re not going to find an exposé of all things bad with the company.Final disclaimer—if you haven’t already purchased your tax software, let me recommend clicking on the “Do Your Own Taxes” page at the top and take a walk through my 1040program.It doesn’t have the famous name recognition, but it is a good, solid program.